Born: 1945 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Balaban was born in Chicago, Illinois Biography: Balaban was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is an alumnus of Colgate University and New York University and lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his family. He is a member of the Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. Balban is an American actor, author and director.
ISBN: 0822216582 OCLC: 42935353 One of Marc's best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive all white painting with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn't have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan gets pulled into the disagreement. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures.
|Beware of dog /
ISBN: 0439401372 OCLC: 50275034 Scholastic, New York, NY : ©2002. Thomas Wiggins' sweet new dog McGrowl is changed forever by the creepy Dr. Minderbinder, who transforms McGrowl into a dog with superpowers, and now Thomas and his pal must find a way to thwart the veterinarian's evil plot.
|Close encounters of the third kind diary /
ISBN: 0880641827 OCLC: 37211295 Fromm International Pub., New York : 1997.
|Good dog! /
ISBN: 0439434564 OCLC: 54789278 Scholastic, New York : ©2004. "When a heroic deed lands McGrowl in the local newspaper, his original owner, Edwina Tuttle, spots her former pet -- and invites McGrowl to her house for a visit. So Thomas and McGrowl set off on an exciting journey to see Edwina. But their trip becomes a wild-goose chase. The mastermind behind it all may be the evil Milton Smudge. And this time, he's determined to trap McGrowl ... no matter what it takes!"--Page 4 of cover.
|It's a dog's life /
ISBN: 0439434556 OCLC: 51740486 Scholastic, New York, NY : ©2003. It's up to Thomas and McGrowl to use their powers of telepathy and bionic-doggie strengths to sniff out the truth about a suspicious mayoral candidate who has his eye on the quiet town of Cedar Springs.
|It's a dog-eat-dog world
ISBN: 0439434580 OCLC: 56434626 Scholastic, New York, N.Y. : ©2004. Thomas and McGrowl's new neighbors run an obedience school for dogs, however, Thomas suspects a sinister plan.
|Puppy tales /
ISBN: 0439434599 OCLC: 57653671 Scholastic, New York : ©2005. McGrowl, a bionic super dog, investigates when one of his puppies disappears. Is his enemy Milton Smudge behind this?
|Spielberg, Truffaut & me :
ISBN: 184023430X OCLC: 48932708 Titan, London : 2002.